Casio’s MT-G series is a slightly more expensive but decidedly more stylish version of its super-strong and super-trendy G-SHOCK pieces. Their latest version, the euphoniously named MTGB2000YBD1, features a “multi-layered carbon bezel frame, an advanced take on G-SHOCK’S latest Dual Core Guard Structure of a carbon monocoque case and metal frame.”

The $1,200 watch uses metal and resin, which reduces the overall weight considerably and the entire case is made of layered sheets of carbon and glass fibers, a unique technique that adds better fit and finish to the piece. The whole thing is made of non-metal materials but shines like polish steel.

From the release:

The new multi-layered carbon bezel frame is formed by layering and heat-pressing carbon and glass fiber sheets to make a plate-shaped base material, which is then cut and molded to the desired shape, delivering a bezel frame that is 77% lighter than the stainless-steel frame used in previous models. The model also features a layered-composite band made from both metal and fine resin parts to offer a better fit while retaining the look and luster of metal. 

For added strength, the top carbon layer of the bezel frame wraps around the sides of the watch and cylindrical carbon sheets are wrapped around the lugs used to connect the band. A polygonal crown complements the bezel frame design while bi-color layers and dial accents in G-SHOCK’s red add to the luxurious look and feel of the new model. 

The whole package is quite striking. I’ve seen some earlier versions of the MT-G and these are sleeper hits in the G-SHOCK collection. They’re a little pricey but they are definitely far more refined and attractive than a metal or plastic G-SHOCK and well worth a look for real G-lovers.


  • Shock Resistance
  • 200M Water Resistance
  • BLE (Bluetooth Low-Energy) Time Sync
  • LED (Super LED)
  • World Time (27 TZ)
  • Daily Alarm
  • 1 Sec. Stopwatch (24Hr)
  • 1 Sec Countdown Timer (24Hr)
  • Full Auto Calendar

The new piece ships in mid-November.

By John Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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